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Reflecting on Reflection

– Melissa K. Downes When I first started teaching, my enthusiasm, content knowledge, emphasis on discussion, and strong emphasis on reflection were my primary teaching strengths. It took me some time to realize that reflection was not something that every … Continue reading

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Final Assignments: What Did We Learn?

– Jeanne M. Slattery The end of the semester is a time for reflection. My final class assignment is often some type of reflection about the semester. In my internship course, I ask my students to evaluate their experiences both … Continue reading

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Service Learning: Why Do It?

— Marité Rodriguez Haynes In the last few years, I have incorporated service learning (SL) into my classes; these projects are always students’ favorite part of the class. Why not let them have some fun while they put to work … Continue reading

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A culture of assessment? of improvement?

― Jeanne M. Slattery Words matter. Psychologists used to talk about morons and imbeciles, but those previously “professional” terms garnered bad baggage. Similarly, Congress recently voted to drop the terms mental retardation and lunatic (in 2010 and 2012), “recognizing that such … Continue reading

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Zombies, vampires, and ghosts―oh my!

― Jeanne M. Slattery (with Melissa K. Downes, ghostwriter) Right now, I am buried under exams and papers; however, Friday night Mark Mitchell and I stayed at Harvey Hall until 9:30pm with a bunch of vampires, witches, and wild animals. … Continue reading

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What makes great teaching?

— Jeanne Slattery What makes great teaching? In the last 20 years I’ve seen many different faculty in the classroom and, in my attempt to answer this question, have come up with many different answers, although some of these show … Continue reading

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